Sorrow Mountain: The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun

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Kodansha International, 2000 - Religion - 293 pages
Since the publication of Sorrow Mountain in 2000, I have received letters from people throughout the world who felt inspired by Ani Pachen's example. Her courage in the face of devastation, as well as the Buddhist teachings that helped her endure, brought comfort to people experiencingillness, depression, and loss. I heard from others who said they received solace from the book's essential message: the ability of an individual to face unimaginable tragedy and go on. It was a source of great satisfaction to Pachen to know that her story had touched so many, it was the culminationof her dreams. In February 2002 Ani Pachen died in her sleep. Those of us who knew and loved her are comforted that she lived to see the publication of the book. She took great pride in helping to tell the world what happened in Tibet. "After years of suffering, my prayers have been answered," sheoften said. "I feel blessed." -Adelaide Donnelley 2002

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As a contented teen, Pachen, daughter of a Tibetan village chieftain, dreamt of a life devoted to Buddhist practice. But she encountered numerous, intractable obstacles. First, her father arranged an ... Read full review

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Very powerful story, beautifully written. It brought tears to my eyes all the time. May the pains and sufferings be lifted from her nation and may her achieve the ultimate freedom.


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ANI PACHEN lives in Dharamsala, India, where she devotes her time to her spiritual practices. She has chosen Dharamsala as her home in order to be near the Dalai Lama and his Tibetan Government in Exile. She continues to take part in demonstrations for a free Tibet, and speaks to people from around
the world who have conic to hear her story. She has become a heroine in the Tibetan community.
ADELAIDE DONNELLEY lives in Berkeley, California, near her two sons. She has worked as a psychologist, photographer, and write and has recently completed work on Boundary Water, a memoir. She and Ani have spent time together both in India and the United States, collaborating on the book.

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